By Rabbi Bruce Kadden
General information article about the Christian celebration of January 1 as the day of Jesus’ circumcision.
By Charlotte Honigman-Smith
Interview with a woman raising two adopted Chinese-American daughters describing how she converted them to Judaism directly upon their arrival in the states.
By Terry R. Bard
A professional view that discusses the pros and cons of having a bris at home or in the hospital.
By Staci Kennedy
A personal narrative from a woman who was told she couldnít hold a standard†bris at her Conservative synagogue because her non-Jewish husband isnít allowed on the bimah when the ark is open.
By Ellen S. Glazer
Professional view from a social worker describing the various considerations interfaith families should address when looking to adopt a child.
By Debra A.W. Berger
Professional advice about how to incorporate aspects of an adopted child’s culture into daily life.
By Sam McManis
Reprinted profile of Dr. Fred Kogen, "mohel to the stars," and a real cut-up himself.
By Sarah Price Brown
Article on Asian children growing up in Jewish families and the challenges they face reconciling their dual identities.
By Rabbi Donni C. Aaron
Op-ed from the head of the Reform movement’s mohel-training program on the health benefits of circumcision.
By Gina Hagler
Personal narrative from a converted Jew who is raising adopted Korean children as Jews with her husband, and is looking for a synagogue that feels right.